• May 28, 2024

Only experimenting

 Only experimenting

While women in Oman try their first cigarette on average at the age of 18, men do so at the age of 21, according to a story in The Times of Oman citing figures from the National Survey on Non-Communicable Diseases.
The survey, which was organized by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization, was conducted among 9,053 adults, of whom 6,833 responded, a response rate of 75.5 percent.
Although women try their first cigarette at a relatively young age, few go on to become smokers. While the smoking rate among men stands at 15.1 percent, that among women is 0.4 percent.
Consequently, while overall daily smoking stands at 9.1 cigarettes per day, men smoke 9.2 cigarettes and women 2.1 cigarettes.